Tesla has been front and center in the switch to electric vehicles, taking the field to even higher heights of growth. The 2022 Tesla Model Y is part of the automaker’s effort to maintain its lead over other electric vehicle manufacturers trying to conquer the market by offering cheaper alternatives. So, how does a luxury electric SUV compare to its less expensive competitors? Here are four reasons why the 2022 Tesla Model Y is a better choice than the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5.
2022 Tesla Model Y offers better range than Hyundai Ioniq 5
Since Tesla has been in the electric car market for longer than Hyundai, the electric car manufacturer has had more time to fine-tune its offerings to get the most out of the battery and drivetrain. This resulted in a range of 330 miles for the Tesla Model Y, thanks to a fuel economy of 122 mpg.
Conversely, Edmunds notes that the Hyundai Ioniq 5’s estimated fuel economy rating is 144 mpg. As such, it’s no surprise that the 2022 Ioniq 5 doesn’t have much range and reaches a maximum of 303 miles.
Also, the Y Performance’s driving range is noticeably lower at just 303 miles, giving the Ioniq 5 a fighting chance. However, this only applies to rear-wheel drive models. If you choose an all-wheel drive version of the Hyundai SUV, you also get a lower range: 256 miles.
Model Y drivers get better fuel economy